Be a blessing to others

From The Pastor’s Pen – By Brian Horrobin

One of the regular ministries of the local pastors is to offer midweek services at the local long term care homes in our community.

For quite some time now I have had a couple of ladies from my church join me to help assist residents to find the page number in the songbook and porter them to and from the service.

However, it has been a few years since I had someone I could call upon to play the piano, so consequently, we just sing a Capella, without accompaniment.

I have a bass voice and believe me, there are plenty of times that the tune goes south in a hurry and upends the singing portion of the service.

Recently, I arrived at a service and a staff member was already seated behind the piano, ready to play the hymns for us.

I wasn’t sure what to expect but was I ever surprised!

She played flawlessly and had the voice of a trained singer.

It was simply beautiful!

I know everyone there in the service that day was blessed.

She also did a fabulous job of keeping my bass voice from dominating the room.

The Bible calls this “being a blessing” and it is something each of us can do when we find ourselves in a situation where we can use our gifts to help others.

King David said this in Psalm 103:1: “Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name.”

This young woman chose to step in when she saw a need and bless the Lord with her beautiful voice and piano playing.

In the process, she blessed everyone in the room.

Not all of us can pull something like this off, but we can do something if we just think about it.

In that same long term care home that day I saw other volunteers portering residents to the dining room and helping them with their meal, people setting up tables for bingo, and still others sitting with Alzheimer patients and patiently listening to their incoherent stories.

C’mon, you’ve got something for someone out there!

Get busy and be a blessing today!

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